Advertising Standards Authority — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 29th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Palmer of Childs Hill Lord Palmer of Childs Hill Liberal Democrat 3:00 pm, 29th June 2015

My Lords, the Minister has given details about what has been done. Can she tell us that they are satisfied that the ASA meets the criteria of the EU Directive 2006/114 which, as I am sure the Minister knows, requires the UK to provide,

“effective means … to combat misleading advertising”,

with recourse to the courts. Despite the eloquent responses of other noble Lords, the ASA is not a court.